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Sat Jan 25, 2014, 07:13 PM

Remember the so-called 'NATO 3'? On Their Trial:'Most Alarming Revelations Aren't About Defendants'

I know I've been told on DU that our Govt would not charge protesters under the 'terror' laws. So just in case anyone is still interested, our Govt most definitely would and has charged protesters under those atrocious laws.

The trial of those protesters has already begun with the Govt, using undercover cops as witnesses, claiming these three protesters were out to commit terrorist acts, several of them in fact.

The defense says that it was the undercover cops who were instigating people to try to get them to plot these acts. I have followed it a little over the past few days and can only hope that the Defense prevails, which in a sane society, would be a foregone conclusion.

But, as we all know, 'everything changed after 9/11' and even a few tough talking college students who in the past, would have grown up by now, since their arrest I mean, and moved on with their lives, especially if they are 'left leaning' or 'socialist' in their views, are a dangerous threat to our 'security'.

Apparently the cops believed that Rock Concerts were a good place to find 'terrorists' so they pretended to be 'fans' and spent a good deal of time at Rock Concerts. They also posed as OWS protesters. Peaceful protesters are also on the 'terrorist' list as we now know.

In this article from the Chicago Sun Times, the author, Mark Brown, shares his opinion of what he has so far witnessed at the trial.

Nato 3 Trials Most Alarming Revelations Are Not About The Defendants

For all these years, I just thought the Heartland Café was a place to find old hippies, but thanks to the NATO 3 trial, we now know that the Chicago police also consider it a hotbed of anarchists.

It turns out the Heartland is one of untold locations Chicago police deployed members of a 17-person undercover unit over a several month period in the spring of 2012 while trolling for anarchists planning to cause trouble at the NATO summit.

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The next day, Chikko went to another undercover assignment at Permanent Records, 1914 W. Division, where another suspicious band was going to be playing, then on to another punk rock concert that night at 2966 S. Archer, where more license plate numbers were collected.

Two weeks later, Chikko’s assignment took her to Occupy Chicago headquarters, where a woman was giving a speech about tactics used by police against demonstrators during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. There was no mention of whether the speaker talked about police spying.

One of Chikko’s fellow undercover officers made a big find that day: a Ford conversion van parked outside with a flyer on which he could make out the word “anarchy.”


Sadly I agree with the author when he says:

But in all honesty, I think defense attorneys for the NATO 3 are kidding themselves if they think First Amendment concerns are going to sway a jury in a terrorism trial in a post-9/11 environment, even after the uproar over the NSA eavesdropping excesses.


What a waste of lives and resources for nothing. Well, other than protecting the top 1%. Still, hoping at least one juror will put an end to this travest.

Below, tweet of excerpts from Brown's article, from Occupy Chicago:


Occupy Chicago ‏@OccupyChicago 1h
"@plussone: Chicago Sun-Times: #NATO3 trial’s most alarming revelations aren’t about the defendants | @suntimes | pic.twitter.com/hwnQzIW6Ff"

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Sat Jan 25, 2014, 08:02 PM

1. I've been reading about this,

as well as transcripts from the wire that the agents were wearing. Its laughable. The 'terrorists' were a lazy bunch dreamers too drunk and stoned to get up off the couch. It sounds like one of them was just trying to impress, and hook up agent Chikko too.

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Sat Jan 25, 2014, 11:51 PM

2. That's the impression I got so far also. I loved the last two paragraphs in the article

speaking of laughable:

One of my favorite passages from the undercover recordings contains the suggestion of Chikko’s partner, Mehmet Uygen to the drug addled suspects that they “make a list” before they “hit the bowl in the morning” to better focus their illegal activities.

Chikko swears she thought “hitting the bowl” meant going to the bathroom. At the Heartland Café, they could have set her straight.


Lol, they sound like they have no clue, not just this, but the things they 'made note of', it IS laughable except that these three young guys' lives are at stake.

It sounded like they needed to make some arrests before the NATO demonstrations for some reason and latched on to these three as patsies.

And we tell other countries how to treat THEIR protesters .... what utter arrogance.

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